You’ve cleaned up your home, you’ve arranged some of your furniture, and you’re feeling a lot better about the space you live in. However, your work isn’t quite done yet – what about the space you sleep in?
Your bedroom needs to be set up for sleeping, above all else. Sure, you’ve got a bed in there, and you like to make it dark during the night just like everybody else, but there are still some things you can do to ensure you’re getting the best night’s sleep.
Let’s go through some of the points you may have missed in your initial bedroom design. These are some smaller, simpler changes, that could go a long way to making your nightly kips of much better quality.
Is it Too Warm?
If it’s too warm in your bedroom, or you think a cozy and warm bedroom is the best way to sleep, you’d be wrong. Because when it’s too warm, we wake up – indeed, we’re most active when our bodies are at their warmest throughout the day, and you don’t want to repeat that during the night when you’re supposed to be sleeping.
So, it needs to be cool in your bedroom. When your body temperature drops, you’re inclined to sleep – don’t worry, it’s not dangerous, and your body temperature drops naturally through the night. Open up a window, sleep with less bedding, or even wipe your duvet down with a damp cloth before you settle in.
Do You Have the Right Bedding?
The right bedding has a lot to do with how well you sleep. If a mattress is too lumpy, you’re not going to lie flat on it, and you’ll be tossing and turning all night. If a duvet is too heavy, and you’re breathing it up and down all night, you might be feeling far more tired in the morning than you should be. All in all, a lot can go wrong with your bedding!
Thankfully, there’s a lot you can do to change your bedding. Maybe get a better mattress? Check out this site for more on that. Maybe remove some of those blankets? Keep them nearby, but you’ll be much cooler without them. Maybe even throw out some of those pillows? Most experts agree that one pillow is enough, and maybe that neck ache is all to do with how high you’re craning!
Is There Too Much Going on?
And finally, if your bedroom is a little too busy (a.k.a., the TV is on, you’re looking at your phone, there’s a light, etc.), something desperately needs to change! You need peace to try and settle your mind into a sleep state, and that won’t happen when you’re still on your phone, waiting for something new to post on social media, or for that game to update.
Your bedroom might not be geared towards sleeping, but you can fix this. Make sure you keep ideas like those above in mind for better sleep.